Book Cover Design Contest
Book Title: Twisted Links
Authors: Donna and Tony Pelham
Subtitle: A Desmond Thomas Mystery
About the book:
Twisted Links is a modern golf-themed murder mystery, also containing numerous legal elements and themes. The protagonist is a golf pro/attorney, who works to unravel a mysterious death at a famous golf resort. His faithful bulldog is by his side.
The front cover should contain an image of twisted golf course fairways. The fairways should be knotted or twisted in an impossible mathematical shape, a gordian knot, a mobius strip or some other interesting intricate twisted shape of your design. For reference on possible shapes, see the following links:
You may use the images in the above links as references, but do not use the images themselves.
No players or people should be in the figure. The golf course greenery should be bright, vivid and crisp. Sand traps and greens should be clearly visible. Trees, rocky shores and other interesting elements can be incorporated. A suitable colored background should be used to complement the golf image, with dropped shadows if appropriate.
The title and image should be large enough to be clearly discernible even when the cover is displayed at thumbnail size - e.g. Amazon search results.
Feel free to be creative with the image and titles.
The back cover will have separate design. It should incorporate a photo or image of a Red Brindle Female English bulldog in detective hat, such as Sherlock Holmes. It is not necessary to have the cape. The image could be just the face of the dog. The dog should be cute and friendly. This image should only cover the back ½ of the cover, leaving the rest for text that will be added later.
Size and Layout
Front cover is 5”x8.” The submitted artwork should include front cover, spine and back cover.
Any appropriate fonts may be used for the cover text.
Two versions of the artwork should be submitted, one including Title, Author and Subtitle text, and one with only artwork, with text omitted.
We must be able to obtain the royalty-free rights to all imagery utilized.
Deliverables in Photoshop psd format.